Getting Apple Earbuds mic working on windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by Matthew Stewart, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Matthew Stewart

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    So i have apple earphones that came with my iphone 6 and this is the only form of a mic I have. I want to use it with skype on my windows desktop (not laptop), but when i plug it in the mic input, the mic inside the pause/play button doesnt work. the only mic that actually works are the ones inside the earbuds themselves. Why is this and is there any way i can get it to work? I bought a 3.5mm female to 2 male splitter thinking that would fix it, and it did make it so i can use them as a mic and headphones, but the buttons and actual mic still wont seem to work.
     
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    Theres this page Apple Headphone is Not Working which has an adapter that can convert the special iphone jack to standard 3.5mm trrs but i dont know if it would actually work for that. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    The first guess would be, as usual, drivers or software. You should look at that, but remember that not all devices work with all devices. Have you checked http://mashtips.com/apple-headphone-on-android-or-windows/

    To use the set, you probably need the software. You may try Microsoft Update?
     

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